It was the first screening outside of a film festival in the United States, and sponsored by the SEED Graduate Institute. Mr. Goswami, of course, was a participant in this year's "The Language of Spirit" dialogues in Albuquerque, NM.
Goswami is probably familiar to many of you. He became somewhat of a celebrity after appearing in "What the Bleep Do We Know?" and has authored a host of books on spirituality and physics. He's developed a reputation as a maverick in the world of quantum physics and consciousness.
In short, he believes that universal consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence.
The movie relates the events from his childhood in India that shaped him for the rest of his life and made him the quantum activist. He grew up in a spiritual culture, watched his country's struggle for independence and then sought answers in science. Now he has come full circle, merging science and religion, in time to confront global problems.
In essence, Goswami subscribes to the notion that what we perceive as reality originates from a super-consciousness or non-local consciousness -- God, if you like -- that we are all part of.
From there, he tackles some of the big existential questions.
One of the questions that most of us eventually arrive at in the field of consciousness is the paradox that when we each seem to create our own world, who gets to choose?
Goswami's answer? The solution that frees us from paradox is that the choice comes from the non-local consciousness that connects all of us.
He also notes that the brain is not reality, but is responsible for creating what we experience in our 3D world. It's the brain's decision to focus on particular aspects of the field of possibilities, which collapses the wave form, as physicists like to say, causing a possibility to manifest in this reality.
It is also the conditioning of the brain, that makes us appear as separate bodies.
Lastly, he notes that we do choose our own realities. But it's the non-local consciousness, not the ego, that does that. That's why programs built around "intention" often don't work. If your ego's intention is not in line with the intention of consciousness, then it won't manifest. There goes your Maserati.
I only had one complaint. While Goswami's theories are accepted by a growing portion of the scientific community, it would have been nice to hear him answer some of the challenges posed by critics who are fans of materialism.
Other than that, I found Goswami to be an engaging personality with a serious message.